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Roasted Split Chicken Breasts

Good for an easy weeknight meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: < 30 Min Prep w/Longer Cook Time, 30 - 45 Minutes to Table, Main Course - Chicken - Poultry
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Catherine Christiano


  • 3 large split chicken breasts about 3 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt


  • Position oven rack in top third. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a rimmed baking pan with foil. Place chicken breasts on pan. Brush both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast 35 - 40 minutes, or longer for large pieces, until center of chicken registers 160°F on instant-read thermometer.
  • If breasts are very large, slice meat off bone and place on warm platter to serve.


Pairs well with steamed vegetables and potatoes. Chicken can also be used for salads or sandwiches.